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Male mate choice: why sequential choice can make its evolution difficult

Barry, Katherine L; Kokko, Hanna


Male reproductive success is typically mate limited, which implies that males should rarely be choosy. On the other hand, females often vary greatly in their fecundity or other determinants of male reproductive success. There are two coexisting threads in the current literature on male mate choice: a number of studies emphasize that male mate choice has been underappreciated in the past, while another set reminds us that it nevertheless evolves less easily than female choice. Here we show that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.04.020


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